Nicole Bowling has been named Editor-in-Chief of Residential Lighting and Home Fashion Forecast magazines, effective July 1.
This promotion from Managing Editor, a role Bowling has held since 2012, comes as the publications’ current Publisher/Editorial Director Laura Van Zeyl prepares to assume the newly created position of Vice President of Lighting Technology Development & Marketing for Dallas Market Center, effective July 30.
Reporting to Dallas Market Center Executive Vice President Leasing & Marketing Eva Walsh, Van Zeyl will be responsible for the leasing, marketing and overall strategy for Lightovation — Dallas International Lighting Show.
“Residential Lighting and Dallas Market Center have a shared commitment to the future success of the lighting industry, so I’m excited to serve the dynamic showroom channel in a new capacity,” says Van Zeyl.
During Bowling’s tenure as Managing Editor, Residential Lighting and Home Fashion Forecast have earned numerous international, national and regional publishing awards, most notably in the field of social media. Bowling has also served as a judge in the Lighting for Tomorrow Awards and is active in the American Lighting Assn.’s Young Executives group. In 2014, she was named to Folio magazine’s “20 in their 20s” up-and-coming editors nationwide.
“I’m truly excited to step into my new role as Residential Lighting and Home Fashion Forecast’s Editor-in-Chief, and I’m grateful to have found a home in as great an industry as this,” Bowling says.
Bowling will report to Vice President Diane Vojcanin, who will replace Van Zeyl as Group Publisher of the Design Group, which includes Residential Lighting and Home Fashion Forecast. Vojcanin also will oversee advertising sales for the brands. She has been with the brands’ parent company, Scranton Gillette Communications, for 10 years, most recently as Vice President, Custom Media. She has spent most of her 30-plus year career in B2B publishing as an editor and publisher.
“We are grateful for Laura’s leadership on these brands and look forward to working with her in her new role at the Dallas Market Center,” Vojcanin says.